Thursday, October 11, 2007

Today, I presented my book's topic at East Carolina University for the Office of Institutional Diversity's program entitled, " Intersections of Culture & Health." On the program, there were two other faculty at ECU who presented their research studies highlighting the importance of culture and health.

Although the audience was a bit smaller than anticipated, the questions from the audience were very interesting and intriguing. In fact, I noticed there is still alot of interest in the issue of African American preferred "Body Images" and how this influences whether a person perceives themself as overweight or just "thick," or "full-figured" (maintaining a healthy weight). Indeed, there is a growing interest in the issues of body image and I believe that I will have more to say about this issue next year! (hint, hint).

In the meantime, if you want to hear my thoughts on African American body image, feel free to download my Podcast on my website --

It was a delight to present my book's major topics to the audience and it was refreshing to reconnect with the faculty at ECU.